Post Modern 1960s-1990s Melinda Cardenas FCS 410 (Design Characteristics,…
Post Modern 1960s-1990s Melinda Cardenas
Shows the importance of complexity, communication, and diversity of aesthetics, form, space, and color. All aspects of Postmodernism are opposed to the International Style.
The principle theorist, architectural historian and critic: Charles Jenks. Has an emphasis on signs, symbols, and values.
Public and private buildings may illustrate metaphors through a mixture of iconic symbols, traditional features, and cultural aspects that speak a language of popular American life.
Designers appeal to the elite consumers and they design everyday objects in order to give a distinct aesthetic status.
Historical and Social
Attempts to overcome the stylistic void, universality, and loss of context with the International Style.
The foundation of post-modern architecture was established by Denise Scott Brown, during the 1960s. Michael Graves and Robert Venturi were also prominent architects during this time.
It is not a universal style, and rejects its historical allusions and eclecticism. Many people during this movement embrace and promote its various stylistic and theoretical approaches.
Embraces individuality, social diversity, and a traditional or period character.
Historicism, classicism, and eclecticism are key concepts
Designers creatively manipulate and reinterpret elements from the past to create new, modern, complex compositions.
Reflects pluralist approach: compositions may be eclectic, whimsical, bizarre, and exaggerated.
Exteriors and interiors are connected, designers ascribe symbolic meaning to architectural features as well as interiors.
Motifs: Most come from classicism, including Greece, Rome, Italy, Egypt, and the Renaissance.
feature animation building burbank michael graves
sony building philip johnson
More applied ornament is common, brighter colors, reinvention of past architecture.
piazza d italia new orleans charles moore
Interiors: Focus on interior structure, decoration and color.
Memphis group: The Memphis group's work often incorporated plastic laminate and was characterized by ephemeral design featuring colorful decoration and asymmetrical shapes, sometimes arbitrarily alluding to exotic or earlier styles.